Adrien Brody sues to prevent you from seeing his next movie

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Every actor has skeletons in his closet, movies so bad he wishes they'd simply be forgotten. But Adrien Brody made a horror film with legendary Italian director Dario Argento—so why doesn't he want anyone to see it?

Pretty simple, really: Because Brody never got paid. When the Predators star took the role in Argento's Giallo—as a detective helping a woman find her sister, who's been abducted by a serial killer—Brody was supposed to get $640,000 for his work. But that money never materialized.

The Academy Award-winning star then signed a new agreement with Giallo's producers, claiming that he would finish shooting the film but that if he didn't get the money owed him he would retain "absolute right to withhold consent to the use of his likeness."

The producers never made with the cash, so Brody's suing to stop Giallo's release—which was scheduled for today. All of which is kind of a shame, as a horror film with an Oscar-winning lead, directed by the guy who made Suspiria, would probably be something to see.

Here's the trailer:

(The New York Times via The Hollywood Reporter)

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